Friday, December 8, 2017

Temple Square

So I have lots of posts I need to get posted on here. It's nice to read back through  my blog and see all the things we did. So I definitely need to get more posted!

Temple Square! So, if there are two things people will tell you I have anxiety about it's traffic, and large amounts of people. Those are the 2 things I can't seem to get my anxiety under control with. So to help with that, we decided to drive our car to Draper, and then ride Trax to temple square.

BEST. IDEA. EVER. While my kids behaved like monkey's on Trax, and I thought I was going to go freaking crazy. We didn't have to deal with all the accidents on the freeway, or parking.

We got to temple square and then it was like everybody in Utah decided to go all in one night. It was like being smushed in a can like sardines. You couldn't walk anywhere without 100 other people right next to you. I'm not even exaggerating. Where we got these pictures at was the only spot we could find without tons and tons of people.

We walked around for a good solid 2 hours trying to find the rest of the Frandsen Clan, but because they all drove, they were assaulted with wrecks, and trying to find parking. We arrived at 6 so by 8:00 our girls were done and ready to eat and just crying and being upset. So we left just as everyone got there so we could get food for our kids.

We went to black bear diner in Draper and my kids finally were happy because they weren't hungry anymore. And I was a happy because my kids weren't cranky anymore. Except, all I've been craving was cornbread, so I was super pumped to get cornbread and what happens? They RAN OUT OF CORNBREAD! Grandma Jane was nice enough to share hers with me, since she got the last one. :p totally unfair. ;)

It was a cold miserable time, but I'm glad that we at least got to go!

Monday, December 4, 2017

We are at the end!!

Okay seriously, this needs to be documented because for like the last 5 years I have posted that "I finally figured out what I'm going to do with my life" and then turns out I changed my mind. Ha.

I went from an Elementary Education major- to being an early childhood education major, to being a criminal justice major, to choosing to be an occupational therapist, (which I didn't even last with that idea for like 2 weeks) with many more changing my mind in between to deciding to FINALLY be an English Major!

Choosing an "official" major was so freaking difficult! You guys, I'm not even kidding you! I kept saying, and do keep saying, "I've got time to figure out what I'm going to do after I graduate." Well it's December, and I apply for graduation in March, and then have a baby in the middle of my last semester, and then graduate. Time is basically out. And I've been feeling the pressure.

I keep trying to think if I should go onto graduate school,  but every time I think of going down that road I just don't feel good about it. I thought about getting a certificate in Paralegal studies, but again, I just don't feel good about it. Then I thought about just applying for jobs and seeing if there are any out there after I graduate and if there isn't then figuring out what to do, but I REALLY don't like that option. I would think about getting my teaching certificate, but that is just a difficult road and it just didn't feel right.

So I would look up jobs for English majors just to get a feel of maybe what I could do. And every time, my eyes would stray to one job in particular and I thought "that's definitely something I could do" So... I'm doing it!

After I graduate with my bachelors, I will get my graduate certificate in HR management. I'm always terrified working in a field where there isn't a huge market for it, or doesn't pay very well. This I know they have a job market for since I see them EVERYWHERE.

This is the first time I actually feel good about what I'm going to do after I graduate. I've spent a lot of time talking with Heavenly Father, wanting to pick a good job that I can do and still be a mom to my kids, and a wife. And this I have a really good feeling about!

And now pictures of my time in college because we are at the end!!

I should be working on homework right now... next week is finals week... but I just can't muster the energy to go down to my car and get my textbook....

Anyways, If you made it to the end, you deserve a cookie! Ha. Thanks for being on this journey with me! I can't believe I only have two 8 week semesters left until I graduate and then I have to get my certificate, but that's fine! I am so flipping excited!

Monday, November 27, 2017

High Risk

For over a week now I've been trying to come to terms with my newest pregnancy update. We've told our parents about our newest development but nobody else. In fact, this blog post won't even really talk about it, because I'm feeling terrified that once it's out there in the universe and everybody knows, there is no going back.

I was already expecting the "high risk delivery" speech from my doctors. I've heard it before with Hailey. So it wasn't anything new, I'll try to keep my iron up as much as possible to help counteract whatever happens during delivery that makes it so my blood doesn't want to clot. And when I hit the third trimester I'm sure I'll hear it again and again at every appointment.

But what I wasn't expecting was the "high risk pregnancy" to be deemed on me this time. And it wasn't anything I did, or didn't do. They found some "abnormal" things from my anatomy scan, and it's caused me to move to the "high risk" category. which means, I get to go for another follow up ultrasound and monitored closely until this either resolves or we come up with a game plan.

The problem with this, there isn't anything we can do. It's more of a matter, of just sitting around and waiting and watching. I feel like I can't really even enjoy being pregnant because I'm absolutely terrified for my baby.

I've analyzed every scan, compared healthy scans to non healthy scans, I've compared my blood work to my previous pregnancies, and to other high risk pregnancy, I've done everything I can to ease my peace of mind that everything will be okay. 

But it's that little piece that's telling me "it's not okay, this isn't okay" I guess because this pregnancy has been not what I was expecting from the beginning, from measuring 2 weeks small, with the possibility of a miscarriage, to now this. I feel like all I've done this pregnancy is hold my breath because things aren't what they should've been this whole time. 

It's hard to feel joy and happiness this Holiday season because I'm just constantly worrying, thinking, about him. He's my baby, he's my little boy, I'm his mother, I'm suppose to protect him, and I feel I've failed him. 

I'm grateful I've carried two beautiful babies to term, and I plan to do the same this time. I have faith in Heavenly Father and his plan for us. I've known this baby before he even came here, (I'll have to tell that story later) I just don't understand this, I'm hopeful everything will be fine. If it's not, well then, I guess we'll deal with it, then. But for now, I'm praying with everything I've got that he'll be fine and for the strength I need to get through this. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pregnancy Month 4 and half of 5

So this pregnancy is FLYING! You guys, seriously, where has the freaking time gone?! I'm half way now to meeting this little guy and Zack and I having nothing.

Seriously we can't even wrap our heads around that were having #3. It just doesn't seem real to us.

15 weeks 

16 weeks

17 weeks

18 weeks

 19 weeks

Pregnancy so far....

Symptoms: Round ligament pain has shown it's ugly head, way early this time too. A few braxton hicks here and there. I threw up for the first time in this pregnancy. But I made it 17 weeks so I was pretty proud!

Movement: Some flutters here and there. I can mostly feel him on my right side, so if he moves to the left side I can't feel him moving around much.

Gender: Boy!! We'll find out if he's staying a boy on Friday.

Names: Yup we got his name! We aren't planning on officially announcing it until he's born, but we've told lots of people in person.

Cravings: None.

Aversions: Chicken this time around.

Favorite moment: Uh? Getting to take off my clothes and put on my Pj's?

Least favorite: The pain in my hips sometimes is unbearable. Especially if I'm up and walking around for too much time.

Showing: I feel like I'm at the stage, that if you know I'm pregnant I look pregnant, but if you don't know, your questioning if I just look fat or pregnant.

We are excited to be welcoming baby #3 but also beyond nervous since we'll be outnumbered, we live in a tiny 2 bedroom apartment with no more room to fit anything. So we'll see how this goes!

Friday, October 13, 2017

How our day goes

I started this back in July? And I never posted it, or actually wrote out the blog post. But here is what a day in the life looked for us back then. Things are slightly different now, but that's okay

This is still the same. I wake up at 6:50 Monday-Friday 
Get in the shower, the girls and Zack are still asleep

Do my make up

Blow dry my hair

Then I'm ready for the day!

I leave for work in Spanish Fork at 730 in the morning

Depending on traffic I get to work between 7:45 and 7:50

I start up and get my computer going, pull up the computers to monitor at work, get the testing slips ready. Then I'm all ready for my shift. 

I work on homework while at work when I have time

I blog, read or do whatever until it's 12 and time to go home!

Between 12:15-12:25 I get home from work. 

I give the girls kisses who have eaten lunch and then I get them dressed and ready for the day

I make sure I do Madeline's hair, then it's time to run errands or whatever else we have on the agenda for that day. 

Zack doesn't work until 2 anymore, so we don't leave the house now until about 1:30 so we can spend some time together. But then we leave and sometimes we usually go over to my parents house. 

We go to different places, or we place outside, make things, hang with my parents, go to the store. It just really depends on what we need to do that day. 

Hailey used to take 2 naps a day and would nurse. But we no longer nurse her, and she falls asleep around 3 now for a nap. 

The girls are crank and ready to go home! 

We head home for the day.

We get home and clean the house up. 

Hailey eats a snack while I make dinner for the girls. Or they destroy the house. 

Now I forgot to keep taking pictures. But at 7:30 we do bath time. After bath time about 7:50 we get in jammies, and the girls play until 8:30, and I usually sit down and watch netflix to unwind for the night.

At 8:30 it's time to get ready for bed. I lay Hailey down to watch Tinkerbell and try to wrestle Madeline on the couch to watch it as well, sometimes Madeline isn't ready for bed so we allow her to play quietly in her room until daddy gets home.

Zack gets home at 10, and I'm off to bed! If the girls are still awake, then Zack puts them to bed shortly after he gets home.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Playing Catch up; Summer family pictures 2017

I've been a real slacker at blogging. I was looking at all my old pictures and realized I don't have nearly as many as I used to on here! So now I'm playing catch up.

Here was our latest attempt at family pictures. They didn't work... I guess that's what happens when you attempt to take them yourself... Oh well, were getting better ones in a few days!

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